Essay on The Birth Order Of A Child

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Mother Teresa was born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu to Nikola and Dranafile Bojaxhiu on August 26th 1910 in Skopje, Yugoslavia and she was the youngest of three children (Spink, 1997). Her parents were originally from Albania, but settled in Yugoslavia, which at the time was formerly known as Macedonia and was an unstable land (Spink, 1997). When it came to her personal life, Mother Teresa was always secretive, and thus most of the information provided about her childhood and discussed below comes from her brother Lazar and her cousin Lush Gjergji (Spink, 1997). According to Alfred Adler, the birth order of a child in a family matters greatly and influences the type of person that child is going to become. Growing up, mother Teresa was a calm and thoughtful little girl who attended church and helped with chores around the house as much as she could (Spink, 1997). She was not a neurotic or maladjusted child like Adler prophesized the youngest member of a family usually tended to be. Schoolbook,..). On the contrary, she was engaged in many parish activities and was very obedient (Chawla, 2002). However, Adler also predicted that the youngest sibling would be highly spoiled by his relatives. As a matter of fact, Mother Teresa did receive constant care and unconditional support in all her endeavors from her parents and siblings, as she was indeed the baby of the family (spink, 1997). Her devotion to helping others only increased with time. As a teenager, she was well organized…

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